A disclosure of your personal data without your express prior consent occurs, in addition to the other instances mentioned in this data protection statement, only in the following cases:
• Personal data will be disclosed to criminal prosecution authorities as well as, if necessary, harmed third parties if necessary to investigate illegal or abusive use of the website. However, this only occurs if there are specific indications for illegal use or misuse. A disclosure can also take place if this serves to enforce the terms and conditions for the use of the website or other agreements or if necessary, to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. Our legitimate interest for the processing is safeguarding the proper functioning of our website and to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, as the case may be.
• We are also required by law to provide information to certain governmental agencies. These are the criminal prosecution authorities, public authorities that prosecute administrative misdemeanors sanctioned with fines and the tax authorities.
• We may have to rely on third party companies and external service providers under contractual relationships which may be located outside the EU or the EEA in order to provide our service, for example, for our customer service or the hosting of the website. In such situations, information will be disclosed to these companies or individual persons, in order to permit the further processing. We carefully select these external service providers and regularly examine them in order to make sure that your privacy is preserved, and the data can only be used for the purposes determined by us. They are also obligated under contracts with us to treat your data exclusively in accordance with this data protection statement as well as the German laws on data protection. To the extent a party outside the EU or the EEA is involved, we make sure that there is an adequate level of data protection, for example, by concluding corresponding contracts or using certifications of the respective recipient that keeps the data.
• During the course of the further development of our business, it is possible that the structure of our company will change by changing the legal form, establishing, purchasing or selling subsidiaries, company divisions or parts of the company. In case of such transactions, the customer information is passed on together with the part of the business which is transferred. We make sure in the case of each disclosure of personal data to third parties as described above that this takes place in accordance with this data protection statement and applicable data protection laws.